Sunday, November 9

Introverted Extroverts

Happy Fall Y'all. 
Well as many of you may have heard we are anxiously awaiting the potential for the first snow of the season. While we are all secretly hopeful it will miss, we know that as quilters, boredom on blustery days is not a word you will find us saying!!!

One of us gals, bet you can't guess who, is thinking that the best part of all this cold is that the ice fishing scene above will be in her near future! Of course you know we are talking about Darci, right! :-) 

We have gotten in some fun new fabric this past week. We have to admit that this whole sailing or nautical theme that is sweeping the industry makes us giggle. 

And while we can't divulge details, part of our laughter about this theme may come from a surprise that you will see in July. Aren't we just mean? Making you wait for summer to come!?! But trust us, you'll be laughing along with us too. . .

At any rate "Lakeside Gatherings" by Primitive Gatherings arrived in. Despite the anchors on the front of this package, the grouping is filled with sweet little non-anchor prints in fun white, yellow, blue and black. We also loved the wovens in this group and have charms of those, too. 

The last group "Petite Prints" the beautifully printed reds, creams and browns. It has fabulous tiny prints to accompany those colors.

 We have a fun little project to show next week!! Anybody up for a miniature with embroidery?

Something new starting in December. . .

We again want to remind you that we will be open the first Saturday (and Wednesday) of each month.

The first Saturday of December will feature a Christmas sale AND will start our "Year of Love" club.

The club will meet the first Saturday of each month, with the exception of January. For $25 the club will provide you with (24) patterns and numerous cooking recipes.

We will start the club off with the three projects shown above. Each of these, especially the wine bag, gift bag and jar wraps, would be perfect to use on your gift giving list. They are also not only quick to make, but are great scrap using  projects!

To market, to market, to market we run.
While we didn't attend fall market a couple weeks ago we can share that charm packs (and other pre-cuts) of solids are an "in" thing. So, here's our take on them...

We did a new take on a new pattern of ours called "Crossing Paths" using two Bella solid charm packs.
The finished size is 30" x 30"

Bella's Treasure Box
This is our Kansas Trouble take on a few packs of those Bella solids. This lap size quilt also has potential to work well for a jelly roll.

Spinning in Circles

Isn't that phrase true? This pattern was one of Lacey's first charm patterns. We are thrilled with the look of this new version using the upcoming fabric collection called "Boat House" by Sweetwater for moda.

This pattern is perfect for a charm pack and tidbit of yardage. And for those of you who like speedy projects, those half circles are fused!!

We invite you to check back next week for show and tell of our market fabric finds that we hope to see tomorrow, and the projects currently being done at the ever Busy Binder's house!

Now for a little story. . .

Last Saturday we were blown away by the turnout we had in the shop for our big kick off sale that started our regular "open the first Saturday" hours.

The day went by so unbelievably fast and we thank so many of you for the wonderful visits. We apologize to those of you we didn't get to chat with but know it was fun to see your smiling faces!

That evening we headed to Green Lake Bible camp on the shores of beautiful green lake. We laughed in the car about a conversation we had earlier in the week, when the younger of us gals stated her thought of feeling socially awkward, and was texted back a quick message that she was normal and shouldn't fret about it.

This conversation lead Pastthyme Gal #2 to pinterest and and minutes of reading through pages of pins that lead her to reading about introverts. Upon arriving home she shared the news with Pastthyme Gal #1 who told her that she didn't think either of them fit that mold. Are we quiet? Absolutely! Many people will quickly label us as such. But then we look at all of the connections with you, the bus trips we've taken, and shows we've attended and realize we then fit the extrovert box. We came to the resounding conclusion that we are introverted extroverts. A perfect blend of both. . . 

Everybody can be quiet or loud. It just depends on the situation and people you are around.  We certainly thank you all for allowing us to be comfortable enough to let our more outgoing, quirky sides to show!

 And speaking of quirky sides. . .

As I stated Saturday night lead us to Green Lake Bible Camp to join Pastor Linda and her fun group of gals at their retreat. We loaded up a trunk of our own creations and hit the road. . .

Once we arrived we realized we had parked in front of a sign that read "Meadayto". We began to assume we were at the wrong spot and so Lacey went in to check it out. Upon entering, it appeared that our hunch of this building being an apartment building rang true with room doors labeled with name tags. Not sure of what she would find, she continued on and eventually made a fabulous first impression on the group with a quiet and uncertain " Is this Green Lake Bible Camp? "

Upon getting our spot set up, we had a wonderful time chatting with a group of ladies whom drove over for show and tell. They got in on some "wonderful stories" before we began and things snowballed from there.

We sooo enjoyed sharing our story and hope that despite the fact that we all learned that Lacey couldn't play the role of holding up quilts like Vanna White due to the armpit hole she wound up getting in her shirt, and that Darci couldn't read because she didn't have her glasses those in attendance enjoyed their night. We most certainly did and had an amazing display of show and tell from all those in attendance!!! Lots of talent :-) 

We say it often, there is really never a dull moment when you are on a ride with us. And we have no trouble laughing at ourselves, because life is too short to spend crying. 

Before we call it quits, we want to let everybody know that we have our bus trip to Missouri Star Quilt Shop set! Mark your calendars for June 25 & 26.
Pricing and stops to be shared soon!

Until next time,
Warm peace and blessings to you always!

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